Clare graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1991 and following an internship at the University of Pennsylvania and general practice in Cambridgeshire, she completed a BSAVA/Petsavers Residency and was Staff Clinician in Neurology at the Royal Veterinary College. She became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 1996 and a RCVS Specialist in 1999. In 2007 she was awarded a PhD from Utrecht University for her thesis on Chiari-like malformation & Syringomyelia – a painful disease occurring in some toy breed dogs.
For 16 years she operated a neurology and neurosurgery referral service at the Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital in Wimbledon. Her professional interests include neuropathic pain, inherited diseases, epilepsy and rehabilitation following spinal injury. She treats many animals with painful and/or distressing inherited disease which motivates her research aiming to find a better way of diagnosing, treating and preventing these conditions.
In 2011 she was awarded the J. A. Wight (a.k.a. James Herriot) Memorial Award by The Blue Cross Animal Welfare Charity for her work with the Cavalier King Charles spaniel society with regard to syringomyelia. She has written over 50 scientific papers, contributed to several veterinary textbooks and has edited a medical textbook on syringomyelia.
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A Hielm-Björkman, AK Lappalainen, AM Kiviranta, Clare Rusbridge, O Laitinen-Vapaavuori, SP Knowler, TS Jokinen:
A Tauro, BA Minassian, C Ackerley, Clare Rusbridge, G Key, L Swain, P Wang, S Ahonen:
Clinical Features, Imaging Characteristics and Long-term Outcome of Dogs with Cranial Meningocele or Meningoencephalocele
A Bruehschwein, A Fischer, A Tauro, C de la Fuente, C Loeffler, C Muir, Clare Rusbridge, F McConnell, F Stabile, J Guevar, J McMurrough, J Penderis, K Lazzerini, L De Risio, L Mari, R Gonçalves, R Gutierrez-Quintana, R José-López, S Añor, S De Decker, S Rodenas, SL Priestnall:
International veterinary epilepsy task force consensus proposal: diagnostic approach to epilepsy in dogs.
Batlle MP, Berendt M, Bhatti S, De Risio L, Farqhuar R, Fischer A, Long S, Mandigers PJ, Matiasek K, Muñana K, Packer RM, Pakozdy A, Patterson N, Penderis J, Platt S, Podell M, Potschka H, Rusbridge C, Stein V, Tipold A, Volk HA:
Comparison of gabapentin versus topiramate on clinically affected dogs with Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia.
Jeffery ND, Plessas IN, Rusbridge C, Vanhaesebrouck AE, Volk HA:
Syringomyelia: determining risk and protective factors in the conformation of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog
Knowler SP, Mitchell TJ, Rusbridge C, Sykes J, van den Berg H:
International veterinary epilepsy task force consensus report on epilepsy definition, classification and terminology in companion animals
Berendt M, Bhatti SF, De Risio L, Farquhar RG, Fischer A, Long S, Mandigers PJ, Matiasek K, Muñana K, Pakozdy A, Patterson EE, Penderis J, Platt S, Podell M, Potschka H, Pumarola MB, Rusbridge C, Stein VM, Tipold A, Volk HA:
. Tauro A, Addicott D, Bowman C, Day MJ, Foale RD, Hahn C, Haley AC, Kennedy LJ, Knowler SP, Long S, Massey J, Rusbridge C:
Prevalence of pancreatic, hepatic and renal microscopic lesions in post-mortem samples from cavalier King Charles spaniels.
. Kent AC, Carter M, Constantino-Casas F, Corcoran BM, Ledger T, Rusbridge C, Watson PJ:
Knowler SP, La Ragione RM, McFadyen A, Rusbridge C, V/D Berg H:
Inter-observer agreement of canine and feline paroxysmal event semiology and classification by veterinary neurology specialists and non-specialists
A Pakozdy, ATipold, C. Rusbridge, FTaylor-Brown, HA Volk, L De Risio, M Berendt, M Charalambous, M Hill, PJJ Mandigers, R Farquhar, R Hampel, RMA Packer, S Bhatti, S Cizinauskas, SM Preston, VM Stein:
AK McFadyen, C Freeman, C. Rusbridge, M Kent, SP Knowler, SR Platt, Z Kibar: